Posted on 01/31/2019 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Margaret Atwood has revealed the cover for the sequel to her dystopian modern classic, The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Testaments, which comes out September 10, will be set fifteen years after Offred’s final scene in the original tale.

Atwood said in a tweet as she revealed the cover:

“I am so pleased that Noma Bar — who did such a brilliant job with the hardcover reissue of The Handmaid’s Tale — took on the challenge of designing the cover for The Testaments.

“It can’t have been easy, but he came through with a cover that is fresh and intriguing: within an apparently simple double image, there are hidden figures to be discovered — just as in the book. I hope you like it as much as I do.”

The Testaments is not connected to the hit Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, which has also extended Atwood’s novel, and takes its inspiration in part from current events, according to Atwood.

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